Los Angeles Lakers Must Right Ship Now or Brace for Another Dwightmare

The Los Angeles Lakers must right the ship now or brace for another Dwightmare. In other words, it's contend for a title or face the wrath of the potential of losing Dwight Howard to free agency.

This comes via D-12's own statements. Doesn't it?

Per your interpretation, John Denton of NBA.com reports that Howard would play for another team if it meant he had a better chance at winning a title. Take a gander at D-12's comments and see how you perceive his choice words.

"You only get one shot. People might not ever understand that, but at the end of the day it’s not their life. You can’t let anybody else dictate how they want your life to be," Howard said. "I only have one shot to play and do something that I love. Not everybody is blessed and have an opportunity to do what they love.

"So I want to do it the best that I can and I’m going to take everything in I can to get what I can out of the NBA. Which, for me, is winning a championship," he added. "So if I have to play on another team or do whatever I have to do to get one, that’s my goal. This is my passion, so I’ll continue to fight."

For a man who has been involved in trade controversy for more than a calendar year, Howard has to know how much weight his comments hold. For that reason, his latest statements can only be perceived in one of the following ways.

Either Howard doesn't care about the media craze, or he genuinely intends on signing with whichever team gives him the greatest opportunity to win a title.

Chances are it is a mix of the two. And rightfully so.


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